Thanks to our very good friends at Shoot Blue, the London, UK based equipment rental & crewing service, Cinescopophilia has been given access to an exclusive look at a set of Samyang uncoated lenses.
“The main reason behind having the anti-reflective lens coatings removed from the Samyang DSLR lens was to produce a more unique visual look when using modern & affordable DSLR lenses. It’s something of an experiment – this has not been done before with these type of lenses, and the initial lens test results look extremely good. They are going to be popular for productions such as music videos, production and television promos, plus fashion shoots where the cinematographer wants to create a vintage, lens-flare aesthetic. Jon Howarth Director at Shoot Blue”
The uncoated lens set includes 14mm, 24mm, & 35mm – all Samyang DSLR lens which have had the front & rear anti-reflective coatings polished off and removed. The coating removal was carried out by Duclos Lenses. This is the first lens set of their kind and Shoot Blue will being adding 50mm & 85mm lenses as soon as they become available. The uncoated Samyang lens set are Nikon mounted, but come supplied with EF adapters for Canon C300, and Canon DSLRs cameras etc.
Samyang Uncoated Lens Set Includes:
14mm T3.1 – close focus 12”
24mm T1.5 – close focus 10”
35mm T1.5 – close focus 12”
For more information about the unique qualities of the uncoated Samyang lens set please hit Shoot Blue up.